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02-17

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Outfielders on the Ocean Floor
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Wilson Karaman

02-15

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7

Get to Know: Outfield Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

02-13

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8

2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and Diced
by
Rob McQuown

02-13

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2017 Prospects: PECOTA Takes on The 101
by
Wilson Karaman

02-13

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2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017
by
Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

02-10

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2

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Javier Baez vs. Dansby Swanson
by
Greg Wellemeyer

02-09

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2

Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Shortstops on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

02-09

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2

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Franklin Barreto vs. Gleyber Torres
by
Mark Barry

02-08

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4

Get to Know: Shortstop Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

02-02

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Third Basemen on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

02-01

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5

Get to Know: Third Base Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

01-27

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Ian Happ vs. Raul Mondesi
by
Greg Wellemeyer

01-26

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Second Baseman on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

01-25

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9

Get to Know: Second Base Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

01-20

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2

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: A.J. Reed vs. Dan Vogelbach
by
George Bissell

01-19

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5

Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: First Basemen on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

01-19

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4

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 First Basemen
by
Bret Sayre

01-18

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10

Get to Know: First Base Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

01-13

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Francisco Mejia vs. Chance Sisco
by
Greg Wellemeyer

01-12

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3

Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Catchers on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

01-11

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Get to Know: Catcher Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

10-12

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2

Minor League Update: AFL Games of October 11th
by
Mauricio Rubio

09-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five Short-Season Hitters to Watch
by
Wilson Karaman

09-19

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Minor League Update: Games of September 16-18
by
Christopher Crawford

09-16

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, September 15th
by
Mark Anderson

09-15

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 14th
by
Christopher Crawford

09-14

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, September 13th
by
Wilson Karaman

09-13

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4

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, September 12th
by
Christopher Crawford

09-12

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Minor League Update: Games of September 9-11, 2016
by
Christopher Crawford

09-12

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The Buyer's Guide: Deep Minor-League Grabs
by
J.P. Breen

09-09

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, September 8th
by
Christopher Crawford

09-08

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 7th
by
Christopher Crawford

09-07

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, September 6th
by
Wilson Karaman

09-06

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3

Minor League Update: Games of September 2-5
by
Christopher Crawford

09-02

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4

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, September 1st
by
Mark Anderson

09-01

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6

Fantasy Freestyle: Five Low-Minors Prospects I Like
by
Wilson Karaman

09-01

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4

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 31st
by
Christopher Crawford

08-30

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 29th
by
Christopher Crawford

08-29

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4

Minor League Update: Games of August 26-28
by
Christopher Crawford

08-26

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 25th
by
Mark Anderson

08-25

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7

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 24th
by
Christopher Crawford

08-24

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6

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 23rd
by
Wilson Karaman

08-23

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 22nd
by
Mark Anderson

08-22

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4

Minor League Update: Games of August 19-21
by
Christopher Crawford

08-19

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2

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 19th
by
Mark Anderson

08-18

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7

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 17th
by
Christopher Crawford

08-17

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 16th
by
Wilson Karaman

08-16

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 15th
by
Christopher Crawford

08-15

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Minor League Update: Games of August 12-14
by
Christopher Crawford

08-12

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The Stash List: 19th Edition, 2016
by
J.J. Jansons

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February 17, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Outfielders on the Ocean Floor

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Wilson Karaman

A deeper dive into the pool of future fantasy contributors at this position.

Bret just up and ranked the top 125 outfielders for dynasty league play, and those will be running at the beginning of next week. To wet your whistle in the meantime, we've got a whole bunch of guys who either didn't make his cut or have a good shot to next year. Before you jump in, a very important disclaimer, given the vast seas ahead of us in this series: there are probably like three dozen other potentially useful players I could’ve justified writing about here, but this column already pushes the boundaries of time, space, and our editorial staff, so eventually I just have to hang up the ol’ digital autopen. Happy to talk about anyone else in the comments. Previous pieces in this series can be found here:

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February 15, 2017 6:00 am

Get to Know: Outfield Prospects

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Ben Carsley

A glimpse into the fantasy future out on the pastures.

Previous entries in this series

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Breaking down Baseball Prospectus' top 101 prospects list.

Today, Jeffrey Paternostro and the BP Prospect Staff released our Top 101 Prospects of 2017. Here is the Top 101 list displayed by position, by organization, by prospect age, and by their means of entering professional baseball. Enjoy!

Top | By Positions | By Organizations | By Ages | By Signed
C (5) | 1B (2) | 2B (2) | 3B (2) | SS (16) | OF (28) | RHP (35) | LHP (11)
Age 17 (1) | Age 18 (4) | Age 19 (13) | Age 20 (11) | Age 21 (21) | Age 22 (26) | Age 23 (14) | Age 24 (8) | Age 25 (3)
Top 10 (21) | 3rd Rd or Earlier (36) | 4th Rd or Later (10) | Int'l, $500,000+ (17) | Int'l, <$500,000 (17)




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What the projections say about the immediate contributions of the top close-to-the-majors prospects.

I’ll start my look at how PECOTA is treating this year’s crop of top prospects from the BP 101 by regurgitating my introductory warning from last year:

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Ranking baseball's best prospects, from 1 to 101.

Previous Rankings: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

While it's entirely likely you'll skip right ahead to the rankings, we wanted to provide some context for the list. As always, prospect lists are a snapshot in time—in this case January 1, when the list was compiled. It's possible a prospect's situation has changed since then, or that our evaluator's feelings on a prospect have changed, due to new information. Within a week of the list being submitted, Jeffrey Paternostro told me there were only seven rankings he hated already. I'm guessing that number has risen as time's gone on. We hope you enjoy reading and debating the list as much as we enjoyed putting it together. —Craig Goldstein

1. Alex Reyes, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals
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2. Dansby Swanson, SS, Atlanta Braves
Scouting Report: LINK



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Which of these highly regarded young infielders is the better long-term fantasy play?

Most of our dynasty coverage of the shortstops rolled out yesterday and I’m here to close it out with a Tale of the Tape between the Cubs’ utility dynamo Javier Baez and former Diamondback great Dansby Swanson. Each is a top-10 option according to Bret’s dynasty rankings, and your preference probably comes down to what kind of profile you value. You can see my answer below, or you can read the cases and decide for yourself.

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A deeper dive in search of future fantasy contributors at this position.

And now, we graduate into the real red meat sections of the series. This week’s look at shortstops, followed by upcoming digs into the outfield and starting pitcher mines, will produce limited space. The six spot draws the most elite athletes the low minors and amateur ranks have to offer, and the dynasty-relevant depths of the position extend accordingly well below some of the positions we’ve traversed so far. You can find the rest of the series here: catchers, first basemen, second basemen, and third basemen. And as always, before proceeding down low, be sure to check Bret’s Top 50 for the position.

There’s just an absurd amount of prospect talent floating around already at the position, and there’s a larger infusion coming in the next draft class. There’s some interesting depth to the college shortstop ranks entering the season, though no potentially elite players with separation from the rest of the class. The high school class, however, has a whole bunch of talent that at least currently occupies the position, and I’ve highlighted a couple potential first-rounders below.

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Bright futures await these two six-spotters, but which of them is the better long-term fantasy play?

Today we look at two super young shortstops oozing with tools and potential, both already on their second organization. Gleyber Torres came to the Bronx as part of the huge haul for a half season of Aroldis Chapman. Franklin Barreto was also acquired via trade, and has hopes of establishing himself as “Franklin Barreto” as opposed to “Not Josh Donaldson.” It’s Tale of the Tape time, let’s do this!

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A look at the (very bright) future of the six spot for fantasy purposes.

Previous entries in this series

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A deeper dive into the fantasy future at this position.

Now we start to get to the good stuff. We’re getting far enough along on the defensive spectrum that we’re starting to see some depth below the deep. Whereas catchers are inherently shaky investments in dynasty leagues, and both first- and second-base ranks tend to swell later on with good bats that fail more demanding positions, third base has its share of lifers. The position boasts a fairly deep prospect pool right now, with notable strength in the last two draft classes. That’s where I’ve concentrated the bulk of the notes below, with another 25 names (plus Will Middlebrooks) beyond Bret’s Top 50 for the position. Here are the previous columns in this series for catchers, first basemen, and second basemen, along with last year’s article for the position.

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February 1, 2017 6:00 am

Get to Know: Third Base Prospects

5

Ben Carsley

A peek into the fantasy future at the hot corner.

Previous entries in this series

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January 27, 2017 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Ian Happ vs. Raul Mondesi

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Greg Wellemeyer

Should you bet on the future Cub or the future Royal as your long-term keystoner in dynasty formats?

Most of our dynasty coverage of the second basemen rolled out yesterday and I’m here to close it out with a Tale of the Tape between a former top prospect who graduated during his age-21 season and the position’s best non-Moncada minor leaguer. Mondesi and Happ are the 20th and 22nd best options according to Bret’s dynasty rankings and their risk profiles are as far apart as the ranks are close.

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